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Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art at Boca Raton Museum of Art

 

I am tickled pink to be included in the Boca Raton Museum of Art's merchandise for their "Beyond the Cape!” art exhibit opening in mid April. An assortment of Creative Capes and accessories will be available in their gift shop during the exhibit starting April 16th. If you're in the area, make sure to stop by to experience the art!

 

 

 

Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art focuses on contemporary artists directly influenced by comics. Artists come from the world of comics with a variety of points of view such as Renee Cox who adapts the super hero theme in her work and Joyce Pensato and Enrique Chagoya borrow iconic characters from comics to comment on issues relevant today. Artists known primarily for their work in the world of comics and graphic novels will also be included: R. Crumb, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Mimi Pond, and Ron Wimberly. There are others who crossover into both worlds such as Richard Pettibon and Anton Kannemeyer; and Kerry James Marshall and Christian Marclay who have made comics in addition to work for which they are better known.

For more information, visit https://www.bocamuseum.org/exhibitions/beyond-cape-comics-and-contemporary-art.

 

April 19, 2019 — Holly Hagen
Tags: News/PR

Duopress and Creative Capes Team Up!

When I start my work week I never know what interesting calls or emails I might encounter. My days are typically filled with sewing, cutting fabric, marketing efforts, accounting, screening robo calls, ordering supplies, responding to customers, posting on social media... you get the picture – the life of an entrepreneur. But I find every week has a special nuance which keeps me on my toes. 

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In January, Duopress, a book publisher in Baltimore, MD, was promoting their new hardboard book, "Do you know a SUPERHERO?" and came across my website. It was immediately evident that my mission aligned perfectly with their book's theme - we are all superheroes. We did a joint Instagram contest where one participating IG follower would receive a custom superhero set and "Do You Know a SUPERHERO?" book. — Congrats to our winner Toni E.

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I love the illustrations by Jesus Escudero and the message of this empowering book and wonder if I should consider offering it on my website. Please chime at the bottom of my blog post if I should add it to my superhero collection of items available to the Creative Capes Community. If you want to contact me privately you can email me directly, Holly@creativecapes.com, or use my contact page to reach me. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and don't forget to follow Creative Capes on Facebook and IG to learn about future contests. 

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March 18, 2019 — Holly Hagen
Tags: News/PR

And the winner is...

At Creative Capes, we welcome every new addition to the superhero family. We also LOVE when the whole family gets involved. That's why we're proud to congratulate Aimee B. and family on winning this round of the photo contest! As the grand prize winner, Aimee will get a $50 gift certificate!

A huge thank you to all of those who shared your superhero photos. As a way to show our appreciation, all of our participants will be getting a superhero shield of their choosing! We have just added eight new shield designs so check them out. 

Scroll down to see some of the fabulous photo contest submissions from this contest!

 

 

Keep Posting! Keep Tagging!

Send in your superhero shots to be included in our next photo contest. One lucky hero wins a 50 dollar Creative Capes' gift certificate. Tag @Creativecapes or email your photos to holly@creativecapes.com.

February 13, 2019 — Holly Hagen

Happy Customer at Bizarre Bazaar!

I'm so happy to bring another superhero into the family! Come by this weekend and visit the Bizarre Bazaar, Christmas Collection. Details below. 

The Bizarre Bazaar - Christmas Collection

November 29 - Dec. 2, 2018, Thursday - Saturday 10 - 7pm, Sunday 10 - 5pm
The Richmond Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA
www.thebizarrebazaar.com

November 30, 2018 — Holly Hagen

Here We Come Boston!

Boston Christmas Festival
Creative Capes will be making it's debut in Massachusetts at the 32nd Annual Boston Christmas Festival at the Seaport World Trade Center.
This show offers everything a holiday shopper could desire under one magnificent roof, the annual Boston Christmas Festival features 350 pop-up boutiques by American Artisans. You will find special and unique gifts for everyone on your list.....in all price ranges ....an endless array of gorgeous home accessories, designer fashions, fine and fashionista jewelry, holiday décor, stunning photographs and one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts for kids and adults. Be sure to sample and buy from the huge selection in the Farmers Market. In addition, Top Chefs create gingerbread masterpieces to be judged by a celebrity panel and sold with proceeds benefiting Housing Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending family homelessness.
The Christmas Festival is a one-stop solution for holiday shopping, November 2-4th. Checkout their website for full details at www.bostonchristmasfestival.com
October 26, 2018 — Holly Hagen

September Photo Contest Winner!

We love it when our customers post and tag us (@creativecapes) on Facebook and Instagram! Thank you Capture Sweet Moments from Pasadena, Maryland who tagged us in their photos from Ocean City Sunfest and won a 50 dollar Creative Capes gift certificate. Looking forward to presenting our next superhero photo winner!
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October 16, 2018 — Holly Hagen

Bug's Mission to Make Others Smile

bugBug has always loved his super heroes, and loved capes from the time he was little. Since we have found Creative Capes it's all he will wear when he has to have a cape on. He uses it to feel powerful on his weak days and as a way to make people smile and not feel uncomfortable about his wheelchair when he's out. Today was no different, we went to the Topsfield Fair and he had to have his Creative Capes outfit on. Nothing like traveling with a superhero everywhere you go!

October 08, 2018 — Holly Hagen

Hometown Festival

Takoma Park Street Festival

The 37th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 10am-5pm in Takoma on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC.

The festival will once again host a talented mix of local artists offering paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, bath and body care, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much more. Creative Capes booth will be close to the farmers market area. 

Non-profits, local companies and a variety of food vendors will also participate. Takoma’s indie businesses will be open and welcoming visitors. Kids love the festival with crafts, face painting, inflatables and FUN!

Three stages with 18 bands will play all day. Don’t miss the fun!

October 03, 2018 — Holly Hagen

Zebra Press announces its top picks

The Zebra Press - Good News in Alexandria, VA has published the top ten must see artists at Art on the Avenue and Creative Capes is honored to be included. Over 350 artists are juried into this long standing arts festival which runs along Mount Vernon Ave. Mark your calendar for Oct. 6th, 10 to 6pm, to attend this family friendly event in Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, VA. See the full page here: http://digital.thezebra.org/?issueID=29&pageID=30

Be sure to check out our full show schedule here: https://creativecapes.com/pages/show-schedule


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September 10, 2018 — Holly Hagen

On Lilac Lane Breathes New Life into Aged Wood

Excited to share a recent find from the Lititz Rotary Club Craft show which is one of the largest festivals Creative Capes participates in. There are about 700 artists exhibiting so the crowds are guaranteed to find something that makes their heart sing. The show occurs in early August in downtown Lititz, PA so mark your calendar as a show not to be missed in 2019.

I had the pleasure of meeting the artists of On Lilac Lane, Creg and Carly Drake, and fell in love with their work. Creg is a full time teacher of Biology and a Dad of two little ones but somehow this couple finds the time to create custom signage using a variety of reclaimed wood. They design hand-made, customizable wooden rounds out of 100 year old barn wood, reclaimed wood, and material from a local lumber yard.

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A Jigsaw is used to delicately carve each design. Creg and Carly do lots of custom work which is ideal for wedding, housewarming and baby gifts. Their combination of reclaimed wood, craftsmanship with the jigsaw and hand painted lettering creates a beautiful piece of home decor sure to be treasured by all. 

I purchased a large wooden round for my favorite room in the house. The wording spoke volumes to me as I to wear many hats... mom, wife, artist, entrepreneur. I think we found the perfect spot above the window overlooking the backyard.

If you would like to see more of Creg and Carly's work visit their Etsy shop. They are also active on Facebook and IG @On_Lilac_Lane.

Check Creative Capes blog often to see my next "Creativity Uncovered" feature. I have some wonderful things upcoming for the ideal children's gift. - Holly

September 05, 2018 — Holly Hagen